New York (June 10, 2003) -- The top ranked financial firms in four of over 40 asset classes for the first quarter of this year are now available via Thomson Financial’s global survey: Nelson's World's Best Money Managers.

The survey analyzes the performance of 1,500 money managers and over 4,500 portfolios in more than 200 categories and 45 investment styles and time periods, enabling users to quickly identify winners across the industry.

The top firms, their asset categories, products, and return rates are:

· Prosperity Capital Management: international equity
Product: Prosperity Quest Fund-Power
Return: 37.50 percent

· Pacific Investment Mgmt. Co.: international fixed income
Product: PIMCO Emerging Markets Bond Inst
Return: 10.48 percent

· Copenhagen Capital Mgmt: U.S. equity
Product: U.S. Equity
 Return: 15 percent

· CEF Advisers Inc.: U.S. Fixed Income
Product: Bexil Corp.
Return: 23.56 percent

The full set of first quarter results is available for free at More detailed information about the ranked firms and their offerings is also available via Thomson Financial’s Nelson MarketPlace service.

Thomson Financial is an operating unit of Thomson Corp. and a provider of information and technology solutions to the global financial community.

-WebCPA staff

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